The Ghost in the Machine: Mark Bradford & Robert Glasper Combine Creative Forces

Art and music collide in a beautifully explosive Steinway & Sons collaboration that showcases the Spirio piano in a new light. The Steinway Commission pairs visual artists with Steinway musicians to create unique works of art that reflect their collaborative vision and process.  This three year project makes its debut with a Steinway Spirio piano that … Continue reading The Ghost in the Machine: Mark Bradford & Robert Glasper Combine Creative Forces

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-19: Noah Davis “The Imitation of Wealth”

Noah Davis’ storefront installation titled “Imitation of Wealth” is nearing the end of its 5 month run at MOCA Grand.  If you haven’t seen it, you have 3 days left, it’s free and it’s a fascinating work.  The installation is housed in a small vacant conference room space across from the museum’s gift shop and is … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-19: Noah Davis “The Imitation of Wealth”

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-18: David Hammons

Most of David Hammons work is aligned with assemblage (the practice of incorporating found materials in art), so this particular piece departs from his traditional aesthetic.  Despite this, the work remains contextually rooted in some of his earlier themes.  In the 1980s Hammons created the “Basketball Hoops Series” to address the myth of sport as … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-18: David Hammons

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-16: A Tale of Two Countries in Glenn Ligon’s “Double America”

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” As Dickens used literary parallelism in the opening sentence of “A Tale of Two Cities”, Glenn Ligon used a simple form visual parallelism that taps into today’s political discourse in a very profound way. “it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-16: A Tale of Two Countries in Glenn Ligon’s “Double America”

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-8: Brenna Youngblood

Moody Mondays beg for a beautifully moody piece.  Brenna Youngblood’s work combines expressionist and textural techniques with her formal background in photography.  She takes found pieces of everyday objects like discarded paper bags, tree shaped car fresheners and photographs and applies them to canvas.  Her paintings embody that point of collision between color field painting and abstraction.  Youngblood’s 2015 Project 50 Series explored … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-8: Brenna Youngblood

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-6: Yashua Klos

  In his current exhibition, “How to Hide in the Wind”, Yashua Klos uses collage and printmaking to transform abstracted pieces of printed paper into figurative profiles.  His subjects take on a three dimensional quality as they physically emerge through wood blocks revealing one external image while concealing fragments of themselves left behind.  This visual representation of code switching demonstrates … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-6: Yashua Klos